NEW YORK (AP) — The following stocks were among those that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Health Management Associates Inc., up 47 cents at $7.98
An analyst upgraded the hospital operator<s stock on its impressive 2010 profit and revenue forecasts.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., down 67 cents at $14.82
An analyst said the tire maker's cash balance in Venezuela could sink after President Hugo Chavez announced a currency devaluation.
Wyndham Worldwide Corp., up $1.75 at $22.19
An analyst upgraded the hotel operator and raised his price target on the company<s appealing stock price and free cash flow strategy.
Hershey Co., down $1.14 at $36.61
Hershey is assembling a solo bid to acquire British candymaker Cadbury PLC without help from Italian candymaker Ferrero International.
Merck & Co., up $1.38 at $38.93
A Credit Suisse analyst upgraded the drugmaker<s stock and said shares could rise as Wall Street takes a closer look at its pipeline.
IAC/InterActiveCorp., up 77 cents at $21.75
Goldman Sachs raised its rating on the company's shares, citing improving revenue, the potential for asset sales and a low share price.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., up $5.07 at $85.68
An analyst started coverage of the coffee company with a "Buy" rating and said sales and earnings should continue to grow.
Google Inc., down $3.39 at $587.09
Rival Yahoo Inc. said in a statement that it supports Google's threatened departure from China because of hacking.